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future fruits..

Everything abounds at the allotment, though yesterday we were puzzled by the absence of the robin, who we suspect was off on some other plot searching worms on overturned ground. The main water connection has been fixed for all the … Continue reading

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shady spots in the back patch

Under the large cherry tree in the back patch – which stands over 60 feet high and casts considerable shade – we have developed a nice looking flower bed.  Shade under trees makes for really tough conditions as shade almost … Continue reading

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new butterfly spotting: Small Tortoiseshell

Yesterday was cool and fairly grey.  The winds came down but it was a nippy, unwelcoming day. After a slow start morning we did a quick tidy in the back growing patch – planting in three new plugs of artichoke … Continue reading

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update on the back patch

The woods group convened to work at great distance from one another the other day, and we got a lot of tidying and trimming accomplished, with bags already with the neighbour for the council’s green waste collection. Chris and Robert … Continue reading

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toil & cares rewarded

I cut this vase of flowers on Sunday afternoon for my beloved, and we took the photo this morning (Tuesday 12 May).  Both this delicately fragrant long-stemmed pink rose and the blue flag iris are growing along the railway path … Continue reading

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chilly days and first harvests

It’s been quite cool – with threats of morning frosts and daytime temperatures of 10 degrees or so.  Which feels chilly after days in the 20s, but fairly sunny all the same – despite the strong gale force winds. Between … Continue reading

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water woes

The water stopped working at the plots.  Major problem.  Mains leak and issues with connections, which go back way outside the gates to the bottom of a main Hampstead road.  Oh my! Major problems – ‘specially since I used up … Continue reading

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time for process.. progress.. growth

There’s debate that time is unreal.  It is the element we live within, as if within an ambient environment, and yet when we turn to try to define it… we are as stumped today as was Augustine in his day. … Continue reading

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what two weeks looks like..

Coronavirus challenges us – each and every one, all over the world, in all our various situations and lifestyles – how to measure time.  There’s a nice song I recall that has a line about measuring hours with teaspoons…  Some … Continue reading

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a rose is a rose is a rose?

The roses are coming into colour.  The damask rose is already in full bloom.  With the heat of the sun the scent of these gorgeous long-stemmed red roses is positively intoxicating! The smaller hot pink rose at the top corner … Continue reading

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